What desktop are you using?

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What desktop are you using?

GNOME
15
18%
KDE
12
14%
XFCE
24
28%
MATE
8
9%
Cinnamon
4
5%
LXDE
2
2%
LXQT
1
1%
Simple X window manager (IceWM, Openbox, Fluxbox, etc)
19
22%
 
Total votes : 85

Re: What desktop are you using?

Postby Roken » 2018-02-03 10:04

None, running headless on a VPS (and Raspbian - which is Debian based on a headless Pi).
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Re: What desktop are you using?

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-02-03 12:02

PekWM + lxpanel :)
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Re: What desktop are you using?

Postby Nili » 2018-02-03 13:08

Back on spectrwm. After on a relatively time with herbstluftwm returning back on spectrwm. I have to affirm the latter is way faster WM and floats works good. I'm getting straight away at spectrwm.conf.
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Re: What desktop are you using?

Postby kedaha » 2018-02-03 14:00

I use mate. I always used Gnome2 and when that got done away with I tried Gnome3 for some time with the classic look but decided that mate was for me. I don't chop and change.
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Re: What desktop are you using?

Postby Argus » 2018-02-16 01:15

i3 or xfce4, depending on my mood.

Sometimes I use gnome, too, but I have a love-hate relationship with it and detest the attitude of the developers, which tends to be very dismissive of the needs of anyone who doesn't fit their target demographic (very casual / unsophisticated users) and relies on difficult to maintain extensions that break with every release to be palatable or modify essential settings. Also, I'm afraid Gnome will prematurely drop support for X11 before Wayland is actually fully functional and useable in more than just casual/basic use cases. As things are going now, it will be a very long time before I can do everything on Wayland that I can do on X, and gnome's reputation is not so good when it comes to retaining functionality that users rely on. :?
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Re: What desktop are you using?

Postby debiman » 2018-02-16 04:59

^ ah, that's eloquent. well spoken.

anyhow, i'm glad to see the "simple X windowmanager" voters are in the lead!
XFCE as a clear second also isn't too shabby, esp. considering it's not debian's default desktop.
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Re: What desktop are you using?

Postby dilberts_left_nut » 2018-02-16 05:07

XFCE with kwin.
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Re: What desktop are you using?

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-02-16 07:29

Trying out Sway in Debian stable, it's a Wayland port of i3:

https://software.opensuse.org//download ... ckage=sway
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Re: What desktop are you using?

Postby Nili » 2018-03-28 06:55

I came back again to Openbox, where everything started for me also to stay on stack all the time.

My adventure with tiling WM here it ends, as long it lasted, I was satisfied learning and playing with many tile WM.

dwm
spectrwm
windowlab
herbstluftwm those were a few that stayed with me for a long time. Now the couple Openbox+Tint2 i believe it will ease me even more.
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Re: What desktop are you using?

Postby None1975 » 2018-03-28 13:59

I switch back to Herbstluftwm. Much simpler than Xmonad.
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Re: What desktop are you using?

Postby n_hologram » 2018-03-28 15:03

Openbox for normal usage, dwm for developing.
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Re: What desktop are you using?

Postby zerubbabel » 2018-03-30 06:26

I use Cinnamon on Debian Testing, and it is very nice.
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Re: What desktop are you using?

Postby bester69 » 2018-04-08 10:33

sunrat wrote:KDE here too. Plasma 5.10 is the most well-behaved DE I've ever used and a marked improvement on 5.8 which is currently in Stretch. Kate and Konsole are excellent. Dolphin is the best file manager ever. I find myself using its F4 drop-down console a lot lately. And of course KDE Connect which integrates some neat phone features such as file transfer and media player control, SMS on desktop, and using phone as a desktop pointing device.

I agree with this

KDE plasma is best desktop right now, It has many reason to choose it,
but to me the main reasons are: DOLPHIN , KMAIL and NOTIFY services, dolphin is amazing and very suitable for productivity works, and Kmail is best integrity desktop-mail experience available in linux.

It also brings onboard some worthy apps like: kate, KALARM and KDE-CONNECT
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Re: What desktop are you using?

Postby jezzivi » 2018-04-08 16:37

KDE here too. 8)
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Re: What desktop are you using?

Postby Wheelerof4te » 2018-04-08 17:39

KDE is more familiar to former Windows users, but it suffers from inconsistencies. A lot of settings look out-of-reach and are in not so obvious places. For example, to switch to double-click folder opening, you go to Mouse settings under Input devices. Why not on File manager settings?
Wholle DE looks amateurish with all those widgets that look out of place, too. User is forced to adapt to an ever-changing UI.
General look and feel is great, though. Themes and icons are among the best in Linux world. They should just fix the confusion, and they are on that way since 5.12.
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